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Publication numberUS2567777 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1951
Filing dateJul 19, 1946
Priority dateJul 19, 1946
Publication numberUS 2567777 A, US 2567777A, US-A-2567777, US2567777 A, US2567777A
InventorsMassino Joseph
Original AssigneeMassino Joseph
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fishing signal
US 2567777 A
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Sept. 11, 1951 J. MASSINO 2,567,777

FISHING SIGNAL Filed July 19, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 I11 venior Sept. 11, 1951 J. MASSINO 2,557,777

FISHING SIGNAL Filed July 19, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I nvelltor /o.5e bb MODE/I20.

S I MS Patented Sept. 11, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FISHING SIGNAL Joseph Massino, Bel-wick, Pa.

Application July 19, 1946, Serial No. 684,926

1 clai 01. 43-17) This invention relates to improvements in fishing signals to indicate to a fisherman when he has a nibble on his line.

An object of the invention :is to provide an improved fishing signal which will-be used in connection with means for supporting a fishing rod or line so that a person may be otherwise occupied while fishing, and when there is a nibble on his line, an audible or visual signal will be automatically operated, whereupon he may then pick up the rod or line and play the fish until it it landed.

Another object of the invention is to provide a signal means and a fishing pole or line supporting means which may be attached to any suitable support or inserted in the ground for supporting a fishing pole or line While the fisherman is otherwise occupied nearby, and said signal means being formed with a self-contained visual means and audible means which will be set in operation when there is a bite on the fishing line thus notifying the fisherman of this fact, who will then pick up the fishing rod and play the fish until it is landed or lost.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved signal and line supporting arm together with an adjustable switch mechanism which will close said switch to operate the signal when a nibble or bite is had, thus making it unnecessary for the fisherman to constantly hold and watch his fishing pole or line.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved fishing pole or line support and signal means therefor which will be highly efilcient in operation, and relatively inexpensive to manufacture and produce.

Other objects will appear as the description proceeds.

In the accompanying drawings which form a part of this application,

Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved fishing signal and the rod support in operative position with a fishing rod supported therein;

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the combined visual signal and line supporting means upon which an audible signal is mounted, showing the fishing line supported in the clip holder;

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 33 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 44 of Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a side elevation of the pivoted supporting ferrule device with a visual signal mechanism supported therein;

Figure 6 is afront elevation of the device shown in Figure 5, and

Figure 7 is a perspective view of a screw ferrule with fishing rod supporting ferrule, showing position of rod in dotted lines.

Like characters of reference are used throughout the following specification and the accompanying drawings to designate corresponding parts.

In carrying out the invention, there is provided an improved supporting device comprising the cooperating metal ferrules or socket members I and 2, which are compressed at their inner ends and formed with adjacent interengag-ing radial teeth 3 and 4 on the round bearing or clamping head 5 and 6, which arecentral-1ya -pertured to receive the headed screw bolt I which is welded to the head 5 and extends through said apertures to be engaged by the rounded nut 8 for holding said ferrules and sockets I and 2 in the desired adjusted position.

The socket or ferrule 9 of a diameter to receive one of the ferrules or sockets I and 2 is formed with a screw I 0 on its lower end, and with the oppositely disposed wings II, whereby the same may be readily screwed into a board I2 of a pier or floor, or into any other desired wood support. It is intended that a pair of these attaching and supporting ferrules or sockets 9 will be provided for purposes hereinafter described.

The visual signal device includes a hollow body I3 of insulating material adapted to support one or more flashlight batteries I4. A ferrule I5 having a bayonet joint I6 will be detachably secured to the outer end of the body I3, and will support the socket and light bulb I7 and plastic transparent cover I8, and also a contact I9 electrically connected With the light bulb I1. A base ferrule 20 will be supported by the bayonet joint 2| to the inner end of the body I3 and will support the hollow ferrule 22 in which the wood pin 23 is received for positioning in the ferrule or socket I of the supporting device.

A band 24 forming a rectangular shaped socket 25 and locking screw 30 is secured on the lower end of the ferrule 22, and will support the short sectional metal switch operating arm 26 which will, in turn, support the line clip 27 and the audible signal bell 28, said arm 26 extending between the spaced guide arms 29 on the body I3, and is adjustable towards and away from the contact I9 by means of the screw 40 extending through the ferrule 22.

When a fishing rod 3| is to be used, a second screw supporting ferrule or socket 9 will be positioned adjacent its supporting ferrule or socket 9 upon which the signal device is supported, and the Y-crotch ferrule 32 in which the wooden dowel or peg 33 is positioned, is supported by the second socket 9 by inserting the lower end of the peg 33 in the said socket, as illustrated in Figures 1 and 7 of the drawings.

A Y-crotch 34 will be supported in the ferrule or socket 35 on the outer end of the sectional switch operating arm 26, and the fishing rod will be supported in said Y-crotches adjacent the opposite ends thereof, as illustrated in Figure 1 of the drawings, with the fishing line extending freely between the eyes on the rod.

From the foregoing description, it will be ap parent that there has been provided. a highly efficient form of fishing signal and rod supporting means which will be of a knock-down con 4 carried by said casing and adapted to receive a dowel pin for supporting said casing on a pier, a flexible elongated metallic switch arm extending longitudinally of said casing and overlying said contact, means adjustably clamping one end of said switch arm on said ferrule, a Y-crotch carried at the other end of said switch arm and adapted to guidingly receive and support a fishing pole, laterally extending spaced wings carried by {said casing adjacent said contact and guidingly receiving said switch arm, and screw means carried by said ferrule for adjusting said 7 switch arm towards and away from said construction for ready transportation in a tackle box, said device being relatively inexpensive to manufacture and produce and foolproof and positive in operation at all times.

While the preferred embodiment Of the instant invention has been illustrated and described, it will be understood that it is not intended to limit the scope of the invention thereto, as many minor changes in detail of construction may be resorted to without departure from the spirit of the invention.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

A fishing signal comprising a casing having a battery therein and a light bulb, a contact operatively connected to said light bulb and extending laterally through said casing, a ferrule tact.


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U.S. Classification43/17, 200/DIG.110, D10/114.1
International ClassificationA01K97/12
Cooperative ClassificationA01K97/125, Y10S200/11
European ClassificationA01K97/12B